R v Islam – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2009 in confiscation, drug trafficking, law reports, proceeds of crime by sally

R v Islam [2009] UKHL 30; [2009] WLR (D) 177

“When assessing the ‘market value’ of goods for the purposes of making a confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the court was not restricted to looking at the value of the goods in a legitimate market but was required to look at the nature of the goods and the context it which the assessment was being made. If the only market in which the goods in question could be bought and sold was an illegitimate one, the court was entitled to take account of the price which a willing buyer would pay to a willing seller in that illegitimate market in order to assess the benefit obtained by the defendant.”

WLR Daily, 10th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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